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. >>> other after shock hit japan with a magnitude of 6.2 and this is in east of tokyo and got slammed with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on friday, and with more than 150 after shocks since then and between the quake and tsunami, the death toll could climb past 4,000. 4million homes without power, an oil refinery is burning and there are major concerns about this nuclear reactor. and with search going bronx, it's -- going wrong, it's impossible to ignore the need. >> american relief efforts are underway and they're on alert and headed out, and search-and- rescue teams is en route. molly henny bug looks at how america is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of ok
of japan has invested more than $85 billion into money markets. now damage is estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars and the ground is still shaking with aftershocks. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. nuclear officials believe there's been another explosion at one of japan's nuclear reactors. that news is just coming in. with the world rushing to japan's aid, there are thousands of people still missing. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out i
tomorrow on fox 5 morning news. >>> now to a developing story. japan on alert. a tsunami warning in effect right now after another strong earthquake hit. a 6.5. it is monday morning there. the quake hit just hours ago. officials are saying an 18-inch high tsunami could be generated by the trembler. there are no of damage or injuries. the epicenter was just off japan's northeast shore off the same spot where the devastating 9.0 earthquake was centeredded. high levels of radioactive residue off the coast of japan. it's the latest in what has been a long and frightening battle with the badly damaged nuclear reactor. natalie has the latest right now from japan. >> reporter: families are returning to pick up the pieces. >> my husband found them in a drawer in the wreckage of our home. >> reporter: through all the sentimental tokens found, many more meaningful ones have been lost. >> keep saying -- we also had a pet a-dog everyone loved t became a victim of the tsunami. we couldn't save it. >> reporter: until now, japan's citizens have calmly coped with the double disaster almost reverent to the
is going to follow a weak america. >> reporter: japan's nuclear crisis took second stage. still concern about safety hasn't dissipated. >> we should just be humble in the face of mother nature. we should understand that it's very difficult for us to guarantee that a catastrophic meltdown cannot happen. >> reporter: fox news sunday pointed out that 23 nuclear reactors in the u.s. are the same design as the ones at the now doomed fukushima dai-ichi plant. energy secretary steven chu responded. >> there have been safety upgrades done. >> reporter: the world is watching both situations and hoping our leaders can come up with the right solutions. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> staying on japan, two people have been found alive under the rubble of their home and there's mixed news tonight about radiation concerns. japanese officials say two of the overheated reactors at the fukushima plant have now been safely cooled. that news comes as the nation's health ministry announced more produce was found that contains elevated levels of radiation, but they say it's not significant enough to cause
found plenty of people enjoying the opening day. >> you know the cherry blossoms were a gift from japan in 1912. >> i knew they were it gift but didn't know. >> which way you want to do go? >> from california. >> some is from new york. >> it's ironic. we're celebrating japan right now and they're having a tough time. >> you want to go that way? >> wish we could send the cherry blossoms back as a sign. >> and the jefferson. we had a great way to get us all together, the cherry blossom and that is with a number of girlfriends. >> cherry blossoms. >> they're gorgeous. i want to jump around in them and they're like big cotton balls. >> and i have to get you. >> lots of 'em people. >> as many in the whole state. >> i don't see you. i don't see you. do does that matter? >> they're going to be gone tomorrow. >> really? are they still saying is that tha? >> we called mother nature, actually. >> that stinks. >> and she is beautiful. >> that will stink. >> no, and -- >> hopefully it will last longer for the other people of the d.c. area. >> and that is a beautiful day. we're as close to peak as w
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